2.2: Community and Taking Care of Yourself to Show Up at Your Best with Donté Shannon and Irving Washington

2.2: Community and Taking Care of Yourself to Show Up at Your Best with Donté Shannon and Irving Washington

Donté Shannon and Irving Washington share their insights and supportive friendship, demonstrating the value of building your support network, taking care of yourself and your relationships, and looking to the future. Donté Shannon, CAE Chief Executive Officer, Association of Equipment Management; Account Executive, AMPED Association Management “It really helped me to reframe that lens, that …

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2.1: Adapting to Our Changing World with Amelia Franck Meyer

2.1: Adapting to Our Changing World with Amelia Franck Meyer

In this special episode of Conversations by Association, Season 2 opens with the return of popular Season 1 guest, Amelia Franck Meyer, who guides us through how the recent pandemic has dramatically changed how we live and work. Everyone’s priorities have changed and humans around the world are able to connect with colleagues, families, and …

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1.14: Decisions and Transitions with Mark Engle

1.14: Decisions and Transitions with Mark Engle

Most people’s passion for association work doesn’t start in childhood—but that’s not the case for Mark Engle. His parents—Art and Dagny—started Association Management Center (AMC) nearly 50 years ago. Family vacations were replaced with association conferences where the entire family—including brothers Scott and Jeff—were expected to lend a helping hand. Later in life, Mark worked …

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1.13: Reinventing Yourself with Karen Dunn Caspers

1.13: Reinventing Yourself with Karen Dunn Caspers

Karen Dunn Caspers, spent nearly 40 years working inside associations in a variety of roles. While inquiring about another association position she discovered a new career opportunity. Today, she works as an executive search consultant for Tuft and Associates in Chicago. Karen knows what associations are looking for when it comes to professional staff. She …

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1.12: Taking Initiative to Build Your Career: Midcareer Panel—Liz Giannini, Pam Rosenberg, and Amy Thomasson

1.12: Taking Initiative to Build Your Career: Midcareer Panel—Liz Giannini, Pam Rosenberg, and Amy Thomasson

Proactive and thoughtful, the accomplished midcareer panel on this episode shares insights into expanding your network, finding confidants and mentors, and building a path on an undefined journey. Their advice resonates at all levels, as they discuss how to learn from your members, peers, and executives while building advisors and skills. Talking with Liz, Pam, …

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1.11: Joy and Belonging with Amelia Franck Meyer

1.11: Joy and Belonging with Amelia Franck Meyer

“Do what love would do,” is a powerful statement and a reminder of how Amelia Franck Meyer approaches life and work. She believes people are most successful when they feel supported, safe and valued by those around them. Throughout her career as a nonprofit leader, she has remained committed to not only elevating individuals, but …

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1.10: Learning to Lead with Steve Smith

1.10: Learning to Lead with Steve Smith

Valuing growth, relationships, and your own strengths are just a few key lessons that executive Steve Smith shares on this episode. Steve is known for his ability to create successful teams, help others’ voices be heard, and build strong communities, but that doesn’t mean it always came easy. He shares how it took time to …

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1.9: Balancing Life and Leadership with Michelle Mills Clement

1.9: Balancing Life and Leadership with Michelle Mills Clement

From imposter syndrome to stepping into opportunities when they present themselves, a master of personal growth, Michelle Mills Clement discusses how she’s advanced her career by being open to taking on new responsibilities. Hear inspiring stories of community, growth and support from those who work alongside her within association management — both peers and the …

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1.8: Leveraging Strengths and Self Reflection with Christina Rowe

1.8: Leveraging Strengths and Self Reflection with Christina Rowe

Leadership and team development expert, Christina Rowe, helps individuals and teams maximize their potential. This includes encouraging others TO explore and employ strategies to improve communication, reduce friction and improve quality of life. In this episode, the Conversations by Association co-host shares insights on how professionals at all stages of their career can take responsibility …

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1.7: Translating Leadership Theory into Practice with Ken Slaw

1.7: Translating Leadership Theory into Practice with Ken Slaw

Some people have a passion for leadership. Others have passion for learning. For more than 20 years, Ken Slaw has been combining both in an effort to create unique experiences for himself, association members and colleagues. Discover unique concepts and insights regarding how to create an environment where professionals can continuously grow, learn and thrive …

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